The San Diego Chargers will fly to Champaign, Ill., on Wednesday to prepare for this weekend's game at Chicago. ">
The San Diego Chargers will fly to Champaign, Ill., on Wednesday to prepare for this weekend's game at Chicago. ">

Chargers: Out of Town

"It would appear that we will leave town tomorrow," Marty Schottenheimer said during his weekly press conference. <br><br> The San Diego Chargers will fly to Champaign, Ill., on Wednesday to prepare for this weekend's game at Chicago.

The Chargers (1-6) will practice indoors at UC San Diego on Wednesday, then fly to Champaign. They'll practice at the University of Illinois the rest of the week for their game against the Bears on Sunday.

"It is going to be different," said Marty Schottenheimer. "It can be a distraction if you let it be a distraction. Our purpose and objective is to not let it become a distraction."

Distraction was the team leaving San Diego amid the second worst firestorm the county has ever seen. Distraction is evacuating your homes and leaving loved ones with the burden during its worst time.

Going out to the Chicago area is a wise move this week. Players will undoubtedly be worried about back home, but the separation will allow them to focus on the task at hand.

"Is it similar to the situation Baltimore found themselves in when they came out here early."

Hurricane Isabel pummeled the East Coast in September and forced the Baltimore Ravens to fly to San Diego two days earlier than scheduled. They beat the Chargers 24-10.

The Chargers are hoping for the same luck. This year they have had no luck at all.


SD Super Chargers Top Stories